Coriander is an annual herb that belongs to the carrot family. All parts of the plant are used in culinarily.The plant's leaves are called cilantro it is popular in Middle Eastern and Mexican cooking; In manyThai recipes the seeds are used in their ground,whole and cracked form.
Coriander was found in the tombs of ancient egypt it is also one of the bitter herbs eaten during Passover. The ground and just cracked seeds are one of the main ingredients in curries.
Use in soups,stir fries,curries,stews, and in pickling spices. Dry toast the seeds then add butter and to use with melted butter on poultry and fish. Coriander is a common ingredient in many Indian and Middle Eastern to season lamb and beef stews.